Ichthyophis moustakius Kamei, Wilkinson, Gower, and Biju, 2009

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Ichthyophiidae > Genus: Ichthyophis > Species: Ichthyophis moustakius

Ichthyophis moustakius Kamei, Wilkinson, Gower, and Biju, 2009, Zootaxa, 2267: 32. Holotype: BNHS5213, by original designation. Type locality: "Aziuram duikhun (duikhun = a pond) (25°01′43″N, 93°24′51″E; 990 m asl), Aziuram village, Tamenglong district, Manipur, India".

English Names

Manipur Moustached Ichthyophis (original publication).


Currently known only from Tamenglong District, Manipur, and Mamit and Aizawl districts, Mizoram, in northeastern India.


Purkayastha, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 582, provided a record from Guwahati Metropolitan District, Manipur, northeastern India. Chaitanya, Lalremsanga, and Giri, 2017, Check List, 13(4): 101–105, provided a record from Mizoram, northeastern India. See Kamei, 2017, Das (ed.), Diversity Ecol. Amph. India: 49–72, for a review of this species. Lalremsanga, Purkayastha, Mathipi, Muansanga, Decemson, and Biakzuala, 2021, Check List, 17: 1021–1029, provided a genetically confirmed record for central Mizoram, northeastern India, and mapped the range. 

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